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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 131 Mary Stewart Pollock CollectionCreatorBooth Library
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Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Nancy Hoffman Pollock in 2004. 
Historical:

Mary Stewart Pollock - Mary Stewart Pollock was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 1, 1922, but came to Elmira in 1940 when her step-father became a manager at the Elmira Coca-Cola bottling plant.  She attended Gunston Hall Junior College and got a nursing degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.  During WWII, she worked for as a secretary for the Automotive Division of the War Production Board and then Bendix-Eclipse before opening a nursery school with her sister in Elmira.  In 1951, she applied for the Foreign Service as a secretary and served in Tokyo, Japan (1952-54), Paris, France (1954-57) (1969-73), Reykjavik, Iceland (1959-61), Cairo, Egypt (1961-68), Kinshasa, Zaire (1973-76), Brussels, Belgium (1976-78) and Washington, D.C. (1978-81).  She retired in 1981 and returned to Elmira.  She died April 9, 2001 and is buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery. 

Scope:The Mary Stewart Pollock Papers includes Ms. Pollock's letters home from her various Foreign Service postings, 1952-1981. 
Extent
AbstractThis collection contains letters sent from Mary Stewart Pollock home to her family in Elmira over the course of her work in the Foreign Service.


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Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Japan also including a list of individual's receiving Christmas cards, November 13, 1952. Letter011209
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Japan, November 12, 1952. Letter011210
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her introduction to the Japanese cuisine of suchi, raw shrimp and seaweed, November 14, 1952. Letter011211
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Japan and a letter received from a friend back home, November 15, 1952. Letter011212
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Japan, November 18, 1952.Letter011213
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding daily life in Japan and receiving more letters from home, November 19, 1952. Letter011214
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding moving to her new office, November 20, 1952. Letter011215
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her move into the Embassy building for her job, November 23, 1952. Letter011216
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her Japanese friend's heritage and their lunch at a Chinese resturaunt, November 24, 1952. Letter011217
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her Thanksgiving meal with some friends, co-workers and a Finnish woman, November 25, 1952. Letter011218
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to Alphonse regarding her daily life in her new office building in Japan, November 30, 1952. Letter011219
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to her mother regarding the cultural differences of Japanese versus the Americans, revealed at a Horse show, December 1, 1952. Letter011301
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas bonus check, December 2, 1952. Letter011302
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the package she received from home and her Christmas plans, December 2, 1952. Letter011303
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her mother coming down with an illness, December 4, 1952. Letter011304
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her weekend activities, December 7, 1952. Letter011305
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her new boss and Eisenhower's press conference she heard over the radio, December 8, 1952. Letter01 1306
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding it starting to snow in Japan and Christmas packages, December 9, 1952. Letter011307
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding daily life in Japan and an election that took place at this time, December 10, 1952. Letter011308
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, December 11, 1952. Letter01 1309
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her Christmas wishes to her family and an account of the play "Monkey Business" which she attended, December 15, 1952. Letter011310
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her reserving a spot to make a telephone call to her family, December 15, 1952. Letter011311
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan, December 16, 1952. Letter011312
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding her daily life in Japan during the holiday season, December 18, 1952. Letter011313
Letter from Mary Stewart Pollock to unknown individual regarding the death of a relative, Kady, December 17, 1952. Letter011314
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